LCVP w/ US. Infantry
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This model kit requires assembly. Cement, paint and other construction materials not included unless specifically stated in the description.
- 100% New Moulds
- 1 Landing craft
- 3 crew figures
- 25 multipose US infantry figures
Developed by Higgins Industries of New Orleans on the basis of a flat bottomed boat used in the Louisiana marshlands, the LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel) took part in all the major amphibious operations ofSecond World War, in Europe and the Pacific. Its task was to shuttle back and forth between the big ships and the beaches, carrying up to thirty men,light vehicles and anything else that was needed. Generally armed with two rear-mounted machine guns, it was powered by a 250 HP Hall Scott petrol engine or a 225 HP Gray diesel engine. After the end of the Second WorldWar the LCVP stayed in service, occupying a number of roles. It saw action in Korea and Indochina and has also been adapted for civilian use all over the world.